Membership In-Person Meetings and Webinars

A minimum of 10 meetings (5 in-person, and 5 webinars) are scheduled per year. Membership meetings are not held in November. The Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is held the first Thursday of December. Details are posted on the Upcoming Events.

In-Person Meetings

Generally, the meeting is held:

  • On the last Thursday of the month
  • 11:30 am – 12:30pm hosted networking session (bring your own lunch)
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm presentation
  • Meetings are held in a variety of Bay Area locations (San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa counties).


Generally, the webinar is:

  • Scheduled to accommodate the speaker’s schedule
  • Usually of 1-hour duration, with time for Q&A
  • Typically starts between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Webinar recordings are posted to the BRMA website (members only section) within 5 working days

Meeting Format

We have a guest speaker(s) at most meetings and webinars. The topics vary, but BRMA attempts to find fresh and thought-provoking topics and speakers. We also pay very close attention to member suggestions regarding presentation content, collected in surveys distributed after all meetings.
In-person meetings may include time set aside to discuss specific real world situations that our members are facing. Lessons learned and case studies are popular topics in which members describe a recent incident or disaster they experienced directly. Few months go by without someone having a story to tell of a disruption or a serious threat of a disruption.
Some in-person meetings may be scheduled for an extended period to allow a subject to be examined in greater detail, to cover multiple subjects, or to go on a field trip. In a few instances, there may be fee for non-members to cover costs.

In addition, BRMA has hosted Vendor Fairs - or symposiums where members who are vendors of recovery products or services present their wares or a topic is examined in depth. Guests are allowed at this meeting (for a fee).
The Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is for members only.


Guests are welcome one time per year to the half-day meetings (in-person and webinars) for no cost. However, full day meetings, seminars, and the Annual Meeting are for members only unless otherwise advertised. If you find your guest experience with us valuable, we suggest that you become a member since we cannot extend the guest privilege to any individual more than once per year.